Monday, March 23, 2009

Paris: Day 3

On the third day, we drove a half hour out of the city to Versailles. This was the most massive, amazing place ever. This is the front entranceway. Notice the gold on the gate.

These are just some of the rooms in the main palace. There are many different wings. King Louis XIII was the first to live here. It went thru many different royal families. And, each time, it seemed to grow larger. The most famous resident of the the palace was probably Marie Antoinette.

Check out this huge globe. How'd you like this in your study/office?

We spent most of the day touring the grounds and still only covered about 1/4 of it. It is so massive, the pictures don't do it justice.

If you look at the picture above closely, you can see part of the main palace. There are other palaces on the grounds, like Marie Antoinette's private little palace, the one below. This is where she spent most of her days. They say she didn't like the proper ways of the Versailles, so her husband had this palace built for her where she could retreat and not be so formal.

Marie had lots of little cottages build on the grounds. She had a whole working farm with all kinds of animals. This was my favorite part of the property. They still have animals there today. The cottages are so quaint.


Alisha said...

It looks like you two had so much fun! There are so many beautiful places there. I'm sorry you were sick, though:) I hope someday I can get over there and see those amazing places. I think my favorite pictures of yours are the ones at Versailles. What a beautiful place! I would probably be more like Marie and have my own, smaller palace were I could be less formal.

Jess and Jen said...

What a fun trip! It all looks so cool. I went to Paris twice when I lived there, but I think it would be much cooler now than when I was 12! -Jen

Lance&Nance said...

Awesome! I am so jealous! You guys are lookin' good!

Papa Doc said...

That room with all the chandelers looks just like our living room--Not.

Wow. I think I have had a big day if I take my pigeons out to Provo or something.

I quess I can see this stuff in the resurrection.

Dad Clark

The Duke said...

It's all so beautiful that I can hardly take it in. At least I can dream about places like this because you are willing to share the photos. Thanks!